2014 Kazakhstan Premier League


The 2014 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 23rd season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. The season began on 15 March 2014 and was finished in November. Aktobe were the defending champions having won their fifth league championship the previous year.

Kazakhstan Premier League
Season2014
ChampionsAstana (1st title)
RelegatedSpartak Semey
Champions LeagueAstana
Europa LeagueKairat
Aktobe
Ordabasy
Matches played192
Goals scored465 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerFoxi Kéthévoama (15)
Biggest home winKairat 7–1 Aktobe (R19)
Biggest away winTaraz 1–5 Shakhter (R3)
Highest scoringAstana 5–3 Irtysh (R17)
Kairat 7–1 Aktobe (R19)
2013
2015

Teams


FC Vostok and FC Akzhayik were relegated at the end of the 2013 season, and were replaced by FC Kaisar and Spartak Semey.

Team overview

Locations of teams in the 2014 Kazakhstan Premier League
Team Location Venue Capacity
Aktobe Aktobe Aktobe Central Stadium 15,000
Astana Astana Astana Arena 30,000
Atyrau Atyrau Munaishy Stadium 9,500
Irtysh Pavlodar Pavlodar Central Stadium 15,000
Kairat Almaty Almaty Central Stadium 25,057
Kaisar Kyzylorda Gany Muratbayev Stadium 7,500
Ordabasy Shymkent Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium 35,000
Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter Stadium 20,000
Spartak Semey Semey Spartak Stadium 08,000
Taraz Taraz Taraz Central Stadium 11,525
Tobol Kostanay Kostanay Central Stadium 010,500
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Zhetysu Stadium 04,000

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Aktobe Vladimir Nikitenko Petr Badlo Adidas
Astana Stanimir Stoilov Kairat Nurdauletov Adidas Samruk-Kazyna
Atyrau Anatoliy Yurevich Valentin Chureev Adidas,
Irtysh Talgat Baisufinov Sergei Ivanov Adidas ENRC
Kairat Vladimír Weiss Kyril Shestakov Nike KazRosGaz
Kaisar Dmitriy Ogai Nike
Ordabasy Viktor Pasulko Kairat Ashirbekov Adidas TAU
Shakhter Viktor Kumykov Andrey Finonchenko Lotto
Spartak Semey Almas Kulshinbayev Adidas
Taraz Evgeny Yarovenko Vitali Yevstigneyev Adidas
Tobol Timur Urazov Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev Adidas
Zhetysu Omari Tetradze Zahar Korobov Adidas

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Atyrau Miodrag Radulović 8 November 2013 Pre Season Anatoliy Yurevich 4 December 2013[1]
Kaisar Sergei Volgin 17 November 2013 Dmitriy Ogai 30 November 2013
Astana Ioan Andone End of contract 27 November 2013 Vadim Abramov 28 November 2013[2]
Astana Vadim Abramov Contract canceled 13 December 2013 [3] Grigori Babayan 1 January 2014
Taraz Arno Pijpers 10 June 2014 Evgeny Yarovenko 10 June 2014[4]
Astana Grigori Babayan End of caretaker spell 21 June 2014 Stanimir Stoilov 21 June 2014[5]

Foreign players

The number of foreign players is restricted to seven per KPL team. A team can use only five foreign players on the field in each game.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6 Player 7
Aktobe Robert Primus Robert Arzumanyan Marcos Pizzelli Timur Kapadze Danilo Neco Anderson Mineiro Oleksiy Antonov
Astana Marin Aničić Damir Kojašević Roger Cañas Guy Essame Patrick Twumasi Atanas Kurdov Foxi Kéthévoama
Atyrau Michael Odibe Marko Blažić Giorgi Peikrishvili Miloš Trifunović Dominic Adiyiah
Irtysh Miodrag Dzudovic Igor Burzanovic Kostyantyn Dudchenko Orlin Starokin Simeon Bulgaru Rinar Valeyev
Kairat Ľubomír Michalík Žarko Marković Josip Knežević Artur Yedigaryan Sito Riera Isael da Silva Barbosa Gerard Gohou
Kaisar Martin Klein Miljan Jablan Mamoutou Coulibaly Matic Maruško Rimo Hunt Dušan Savić Valentin Furdui
Ordabasy Andrew Mwesigwa Freire Artem Kasyanov Abdoulaye Diakate Ondřej Kúdela
Shakhter Aleksandar Simčević Gediminas Vičius Shavkat Salomov Kamoliddin Murzoev Mihret Topcagić Nikola Pokrivač Ján Maslo
Spartak Semey Viktor Genev Nemanja Čović Nikolay Dyulgerov Daniel Peev Nemanja Jovanović Artur Avagyan Goran Obradović
Taraz Sigourney Bandjar Rok Roj Jovan Golić Desley Ubbink Denys Vasilyev Oleksandr Yarovenko Dmytro Bashlay
Tobol Štěpán Kučera Ondřej Kušnír Ognjen Krasić Tomáš Šimkovič Nenad Šljivić Jiří Jeslínek Ivan Sadownichy
Zhetysu Didier Kadio Arūnas Klimavičius Marko Putinčanin Marko Đalović Boti Demel Mersudin Ahmetović Davron Ergashev

In bold: Players that have been capped for their national team.

First round


League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Aktobe 22 12 7 3 34 17 +17 43 Qualification for the championship round
2 Kairat 22 13 3 6 41 20 +21 42
3 Astana 22 10 9 3 34 17 +17 39
4 Shakhter Karagandy 22 11 3 8 33 27 +6 36
5 Ordabasy 22 10 5 7 24 22 +2 35
6 Kaisar 22 8 8 6 23 23 0 32
7 Zhetysu 22 7 6 9 15 18 3 27 Qualification for the relegation round
8 Tobol 22 6 8 8 22 29 7 26
9 Irtysh Pavlodar 22 6 6 10 28 35 7 24[lower-alpha 1]
10 Atyrau 22 6 6 10 19 27 8 24[lower-alpha 1]
11 Taraz 22 5 4 13 21 34 13 19
12 Spartak Semey 22 3 5 14 16 41 25 14
Source: Soccerway (in Russian)
Rules for classification: 1st points;
Two team tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd head-to-head record; 3rd goals difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals scored;
Multiple teams tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd goals difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away goals scored
Notes:
  1. ATY 0–1 IRT ; IRT 0-1 ATY

Results

Home \ Away AKT AST ATY IRT KRT KSR ORD SHA SEM TAR TOB ZHE
Aktobe 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–0
Astana 1–2 3–0 5–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 0–0
Atyrau 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 3–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–2
Irtysh Pavlodar 1–1 3–4 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 5–0 2–0 0–3 1–0
Kairat 7–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 2–1
Kaisar 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Ordabasy 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1
Shakhter Karagandy 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–0
Spartak Semey 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–5 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1
Taraz 0–2 1–1 3–3 5–1 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–5 2–0 1–1 1–0
Tobol 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–2
Zhetysu 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 3 August 2014. Source: [citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second round


Championship round

League table
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Astana (C) 32 18 10 4 63 26 +37 45 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Aktobe 32 17 10 5 52 31 +21 40 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Kairat 32 18 5 9 58 31 +27 38
4 Ordabasy 32 13 5 14 34 44 10 27
5 Kaisar 32 10 13 9 30 34 4 27
6 Shakhter Karagandy 32 11 6 15 41 49 8 21
Source: Soccerway (in Russian)
Rules for classification: 1st points;
Two team tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd head-to-head record; 3rd goals difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals scored;
Multiple teams tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd goals difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away goals scored.
Team start with half number of points from first round.
(C) Champion
Results
Home \ Away AKT AST KRT KSR ORD SHA
Aktobe 3–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 3–1
Astana 6–1 5–1 3–0 5–0 2–0
Kairat 2–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 6–1
Kaisar 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–1
Ordabasy 1–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–2
Shakhter Karagandy 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–3
Updated to match(es) played on 9 November 2014. Source: [citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation round

League table
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Tobol[lower-alpha 1] 32 10 12 10 35 35 0 26
8 Zhetysu 32 10 8 14 21 31 10 25
9 Atyrau 32 10 7 15 30 43 13 25
10 Irtysh Pavlodar 32 9 10 13 39 44 5 25
11 Taraz (O) 32 9 7 16 32 45 13 25 Qualification for the relegation play-off
12 Spartak Semey (R) 32 7 7 18 30 52 22 21 Relegation to the Kazakhstan First Division
Source: Soccerway (in Russian)
Rules for classification: 1st points;
Two team tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd head-to-head record; 3rd goals difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals scored;
Multiple teams tiebreak: 1st overall wins; 2nd goals difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th away goals scored.
Team start with half number of points from first round.
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Tobol have had 3 point(s) deducted.
Results
Home \ Away ATY IRT SEM TAR TOB ZHE
Atyrau 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–3 1–0
Irtysh Pavlodar 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–1
Spartak Semey 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1
Taraz 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 2–0
Tobol 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–0
Zhetysu 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 9 November 2014. Source: [citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs


Taraz1–1 (a.e.t.)Kyran
Yarovenko  59' Summary Zhumakhanov  24'
Penalties
Dosmagambetov
Evstigneev
Kuchma
Bashlay
Kozhamberdy
3–1 Kozyulin
Önal
Pishchulin
Amirseitov
Attendance: 500
Referee: Aidyn Rahinbaev

Season statistics


Top scorers

As of Match played 9 November 2014[6]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Foxi Kéthévoama Astana 15
2 Miloš Trifunović Atyrau 13
3 Gerard Gohou Kairat 12
4 Kostyantyn Dudchenko Irtysh 11
Patrick Twumasi Astana
6 Mihret Topcagić Shakhter 10
7 Marat Khairullin Aktobe 9
8 Rimo Hunt Kaisar 8
Aslan Darabayev Kairat
Oleksiy Antonov Aktobe
Marcos Pizzelli Aktobe

    Hat-tricks

    PlayerForAgainstResultDate
    Atanas KurdovAstanaIrtysh4–319 April 2014[7]
    Gerard GohouKairatAktobe7–16 July 2014[8]
    Foxi KéthévoamaAstanaAtyrau3–027 July 2014[9]
    Patrick TwumasiAstanaAktobe6–14 October 2014[10]

    Scoring

    References


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    6. UEFA.com
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